Flood early warning project activities in Vietnam

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 231 km ESE of Attu Station, Alaska

    5 minutes ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    6 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    38 minutes ago WARNING

  • Tropical Storm - Three

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Wooster, OH Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shreveport, LA Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Longview, TX Region, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - NE of Kununurra, Western Australia - Australia

    1 hour ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Southern, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.9 - 50 km SW of Acajutla, El Salvador

    19 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Nevados de Chillán, Chile

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 0 km NNW of Chuquitira, Peru

    20 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Pacaya, Guatemala

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Dallas--Fort Worth--Arlington, TX Region, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.6 - 62 km WSW of Acajutla, El Salvador

    22 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 229 km SW of Severo-Kuril’sk, Russia

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Wildfires - Yavapai County (Tussock Fire), Arizona, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Chico, California - United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Central, United States

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 10 km E of Pampa de Tate, Peru

    11 hours ago WATCH

  • Flood - Pocahontas, AR Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Durant, MS Region, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sinabung, Indonesia

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    6 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Tsunami (AK/BC/US West Coast) - 65 miles S of Buldir I., Alaska - 5.1

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Somalia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Somalia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.5 - 254 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

    8 hours ago WATCH

  • Drought - Northern Kenya

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northeastern Ethiopia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Marinilla Municipality, Antioquia, Colombia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Drought - Central Asia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Czechia

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Loreto, Peru

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 6 km NNW of Balatero, Philippines

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Southern Mexico

    8 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Tiffin, OH Region, United States

    9 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Soufrière St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    5 days ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 6.7 - Mauritius - Reunion region

    14 hours ago WATCH

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 37 km ESE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.3 - 267 km NNE of Tobelo, Indonesia

    12 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Floods - Northern Afghanistan

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Floods - Tajikistan

    15 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - China

    16 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - N of Tatarsk, Novosibirsk - Russia

    19 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Storms - Brunei

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Singapore

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Sri Lanka

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Cambodia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Guatemala

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Drought - Southern Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Northern Oman

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Landslide - Uvernet-Fours Commune, France

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Winter Storms - Yukon, Canada

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - New South Wales, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Northern Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 249 km SSE of Alo, Wallis and Futuna

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Storms - Northern Pakistan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Queensland, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Floods - Victoria, Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Ebola - Guinea

    2 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    2 days ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Heat - Mexico

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Floods - Uganda

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Storms - Philippines

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - Thailand

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Storms - India

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Drought - Micronesia

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - Midwestern United States

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Drought - U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 week ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    9 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    9 months ago WARNING

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June 3, 2014

In mid-May, two events took place in Hanoi supporting Vietnam’s objective to enhance disaster management capacity as part of the Flood Modeling and Early Warning Capacity Phase II (FEW2) Project being conducted by Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), under funding from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). The two-year project seeks to strengthen early warning capacity, adding new data and information resources to and bolstering the operational use of VinAWARE, a web-based early warning and decision support system based on the DisasterAWARE platform.

On May 12-14, PDC supported the facilitation of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Dam Safety Training Program, which focused on safety policies, procedures, and surveillance. Cary Talbot and Jacob Owen of USACE led the training of 14 participants, including representatives from the Vietnam Disaster Management Center (DMC), Water Resource University (WRU), Directorate of Water Resources (DWR), Committee for Search and Rescue (VINASARCOM), Vietnam Academy of Water Resources (VAWR), and the Department of Dyke Management, Flood and Storm Control (DDMFSC). DMC Director Dr. Nguyen Huu Phuc welcomed the trainees by providing background on the FEW and FEW2 projects, highlighting the importance of the training in developing safe management practices with regard to the more than 6,000 known dams within Vietnam.

During the same period, PDC Southeast Asia Program Advisor Victoria Leat and National Flood Hazard Consultant Vu Duc Long attended the Strengthening Disaster Information Systems Workshop organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Dr. Phuc opened the event, stressing the importance of the workshop in bringing together key disaster management stakeholders to share information and develop an action plan to improve disaster information management.

Presentations during the workshop included “An analysis of the current status of disaster risk mapping risk form floods, storms, climate change and other hazards in Vietnam” by Dr. Tran Thuc of the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment (IMHEN); and “Risk assessment data for Vietnam,” presented by Mr. Le Dang Trung, Executive Director of Real-Time Analytics. Additionally, Leat delivered a presentation on “VinAWARE: A Tool to Manage Risk and Disaster Data,” which highlighted the capabilities of the system and details of the FEW2 project’s progress.

Over the course of the workshop, participants identified next steps for disaster data management and developed a five-point action plan. One point of the plan was the widespread use of VinAWARE, which included incorporation of risk mapping outputs, uploading of products to the VinAWARE system after a disaster, and the identification of additional disaster data resources for VinAWARE.

Learn more about the FEW Project with these resources:
• An update on flood modeling training
• Details on the first VinAWARE training sessions
• Information from the FEW2 stakeholder meeting
• The launch of the USAID-supported FEW2 Project
• Special training in the use of PDC’s DisasterAWARE
• News of PDC commitment to DM in Vietnam
•  A description of the first use of the VinAWARE
• The first Flood Early Warning Project launched in 2009
• To see what Dr. Phuc and the DMC are doing, go to www.dmc.gov.vn.

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